HOGAN, Henry Joseph
(Service number 7/65)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||7 August 1886||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Date||15 Aug 1914-31 Dec 1915||Age|
|Address at Enlistment||C/ N Rudden Klan sic Ruddenclau, Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mary Hogan (mother), Norton Reserve, Waimate|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Canterbury||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Campaigns||Egyptian, Balkans (Gallipoli)|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||13 January 1982||Age|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Notices||Internal Affairs Notification, Military personnel file|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Henry (Harry) Hogan was the son of Martin and Mary Hogan (nee Cleave). Mary was born in Daylesford, Victoria, Australia in 1866 and came with her parents and brothers to Waimate as a 12 year old. Henry’s father Martin Hogan was born in Tipperary, Ireland and came to Waimate with his brother, Michael. Mary, a servant, and Martin, a labourer, married at St Patrick’s, Waimate, in 1884. The couple had 14 children in Waimate - four girls and 10 boys. Harry was the second child and the first boy. Martin had a variety of jobs, usually labouring and road servicing. At the time of World War One he had a small farm in Norton Reserve on the outskirts of Waimate. Mary later died in Waimate in 1920 and the Martin in Timaru in 1929. They were buried together in Waimate.
Prior to World War One Harry was employed as a labourer on a Ruddenklau farm just out of Waimate. On enlisting in 1914 he put his mother as next of kin and became a trooper in the Main Body of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, seeing action in Gallipoli. The Waimate Advertiser of 21 August 1915 detailed the incident when he was injured and lost his foot.
Four of Harry’s brothers also fought in World War One: William Francis was in the 35th Reinforcements; Michael Joseph in the 30th Reinforcements; Martin Joseph in the 9th Reinforcements; and John Joseph in the 21st Reinforcements.
After the war Harry continued working on the land. Later he had a farm at Prebbleton and trained racehorses. He married Annie Brooker in 1915. Together they had a family of three sons and a daughter.
Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (January 2015); SCRoll web submissions by B Devonport, 2 & 15 January 2019
- Waimate Trooper casualties - Waimate Daily Advertiser 21 August 1915 (pdf, 154.8 KB updated 20-Feb-2018)
- Harry HOGAN - biography notes by B Devonport (pdf, 288.8 KB updated 15-Jan-2019)
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David Batchelor, South Canterbury Museum
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